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declares the house next to the the statue of rosa parks is being unveiled. house speaker john boehner among the speakers. it's been under way for a few minutes. live coverage here on c-span. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the assistant democratic leader of the united states house of representatives, the honorable james clyburn. [applause] >> thank you. thank you. mr. president, speaker boehner, leader pelosi, leaders reid and mcconnell, friends and colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, this is a good time and a great place to honor the most honorable woman. this year marks the 150th anniversary of the signing of the emancipation proclamation which jump-started a march to freedom for many who while in servitude built this great edifice. this year is also the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. our quest for human dignity. rosa parks, the first lady of civil rights, the mother of the movement, the saint of an endless struggle, however one wishes to refer to her, this statue, forever ordains rosa parks as an icon of our nation's struggles to live out its declaration that we are all c
after 2014? i do not understand that. in fact, i have introduced with rosa delauro h.r. 125, the congressional oversight of afghanistan agreement act of 2013, which is a bipartisan bill introduced by us and we are reaching out to our other colleagues to say, congress, let's get on the floor, let's debate whether we should stay there 10 years after 2014 or not. mr. speaker, i sincerely believe that the american people would back this legislation because the american people have seen the total chaos right here this week, last week and the next couple weeks to come talking about sequestration. but i don't think the leader of afghanistan is worried about sequestration because we're going to send him all the money that he wants while we tell the american people we're going to cut your jobs, we're going to cut your programs. that to me is absolutely ridiculous and unacceptable. mr. speaker, it is time for the american people to say to congress, let's start rebuilding america and stop rebuilding the rest of the world. mr. speaker, beside me is a poster of young army officer who los
's activist rosa parks inside the u.s. capitol. and on c-span 3, a house hearing from today looking at the impact of friday's automatic spending cuts on the federal aviation administration. it's all tonight on the c-span networks starting at 8:00 eastern. president barack obama meets on friday with the top leaders in the house and senate to talk about the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts called the sequester that go into effect friday. also at that white house meeting, house speaker john boehner, senate democratic leader harry reid, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell and house democratic leader nancy pelosi. the sequester led the white house briefing today. education secretary arne duncan was there and warned of the impact of the upcoming automatic spending cuts to education programs. >> come on. good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. good morning, still. thank you for being here. as you can see, we have with us today the secretary of education, arne duncan. you saw him probably over the weekend where he discussed the impacts of sequestration if that takes place on areas
was there in the 1990's when we worked to pass this legislation on the appropriations committee. he and rosa delauro and congresswoman nita lowey and i worked to fund the violence against women act. he's been there for -- on this issue for a long time. i'm pleased to yield him two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland is recognized for two minutes. mr. hoyer: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. hoyer: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to congratulate the leader for her efforts in getting us to this point. today after two months i think we're going to do something very positive and do it in a very bipartisan way. i think that's excellent. i think america will be advantaged. every american, women, yes, but every woman will be advantaged. house democrats support the fully inclusive re-authorization of the violence against women act which passed the senate by a bipartisan vote of 78-22, as has been referenced. the majority of republican senators and all republican women senators voted in favor. th
chairman of the policy committee, rosa delauro of connecticut. >> thank you very much, and i am again honored as you are to stay here with our colleagues today to address these issues. if i may quickly paraphrase from a report by the national women's law center, when it are more likely than men to be poor at all stages of their lives because of the ongoing employment discrimination and greater responsibilities for unpaid care giving. these dangers indiscriminate and across-the-board cuts threaten vital services for women and their families and the services they rely on every single day in order to make their way. they also threaten our economy and will cost women thousands of jobs. while there will be a ripple effect throughout the economy, many of the jobs destroyed by this sequester will be public sector jobs that are disproportionately held by women. when it make up 57% of public sector jobs. while the private sector is has continued to gain jobs of the past year, the public sector has lost 74,000 jobs, 85% of these being 63,000 jobs held by women and they were lost by women. cuts
and congresswoman rosa delauro, by co-sponsoring the stop re-authorization bill, h.r. 498, so we can continue to move forward in our efforts to address this public health crises affecting our children. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from washington, mr. kilmer, for five minutes. without objection. mr. kilmer: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today with sincere appreciation for the opportunity i have to represent my region in our nation's capital. throughout the past year, whether it be in grays harbor or port angeles, tacoma, what i heard from folks around my region is they want solutions to our problems. people want to get back to work. they want to start new businesses. they want to explore new frontiers of science and technology. they want to help build our nation's bridges and roads. they want to refurbish our schools and our buildings. i'm passionate about these issues and i'm committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to find new ways to move this economy forward. over the past six weeks, i've had th
. this will be the first statue of an african-american woman to be placed in the capital, that of rosa parks. i cannot think of a more fitting honor for a great american hero who still inspires us all. on tuesday, the president laid out his agenda. it is one that i largely disagree with trade i think it lacked any new ideas prayed to the millions of americans still asking the question, where are the jobs? it was largely more of the same. more tax hikes, more stimulus spending. if he's serious about enacting his agenda, i think it must start with the part of this congress that his party controls, the united states senate. what can he get past in united states senate? -- passed in the united states senate? the president once more stimulus spending. the president wants more tax hikes that destroyed jobs. this is not the agenda that many americans are looking for. and, many in the president's own party will not support those ideas. in the house, we will continue to focus on what the american people's top priorities are, creating jobs and cutting spending. for the last two years, the house has done its wor
dodd. i do want to mention because i'm so happy to be here with george miller and rosa delauro, we were there at a time that our newer members, congresswoman bonamici, congresswoman marcia fudge, congresswoman susan davis, when did you come, susan? you came in 2000. 2001. well, -- i think in terms of elections, 2000. [laughter] 2001. but has been such a champion on our veterans. so honored to be here with our colleagues. very honored to be here with our special guest. and this is about as important an issue as there can be. have families meet their obligations to each other. what that means to children's future, what that means to our intergenerational response -- responsibilities. but as george miller said, and others have indicated, more needs to be done. we want paid sick leave, we want paid family and medical leave. and this is again talking about family values. so, again, when you see president clinton today, tell him how much we appreciated his leadership and his signature. but there's one more person i want to mention because she did so much work and she taught us so much along t
for their leadership on this issue. i do want to note and steny will remember this, that representative lowey and rosa delauro worked hard for the funding to this legislation and implemented it as well. so it was a time, though, when a lot of -- congresswoman slaughter said, this was silent. in my community, which is very diverse, i was hearing from advocates for demresk violence legislation and said our constituents will not talk about it. it is a silent problem there. native american community, in the military, jack murtha was a hero and criticized for bringing up the subject that exists in the military. and now we know what the challenges are. this has been proved because of this legislation, many women and men have been protected from violence. what is the answer to the question of why is this bill not coming up? let's vote on it. with that, we will be pleased -- other than those who spoke would be resource to any questions you may have. >> has anyone here actually spoken with boehner or cantor about what they're doing? have you talked about it? >> i have talked to eric very briefly. eric has indi
rights act and we just had a statue of rosa parks made available to the public in stat wary hall. friends, it's time for us to come up to the standards of this time and let's bring all of our people with us. the lgbt community merits our consideration. i will not vote for the substitute. i support the lgbt community. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back of the the gentlelady from new york reserves. the gentleman from florida continues to reserve. the gentlelady from new york. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker, i am pleased to yield three minutes to the gentleman from maryland to discuss the previous question, mr. van hollen, distinguished ranking member of the committee on the budget, from maryland. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. van hollen: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank ranking member slaughter, and i hope tomorrow this house will finally have a chance to vote on the bipartisan senate bill to prevent violence against women. i hope tomorrow will also have a chance -- we'll also have a chance to vote on a proposal that we
and everybody who has contributed. i would like to recognize rosa delauro. >> thank you. and don't take her away. we are used to hearing babies crying. it's ok. thank you so much. what a great day it is today and thanks for being here and to all of you and especially to the little ones. first, let me just say a thank you to our leader, nancy pelosi, for her hard work on behalf of american families. i mentioned this at an event last night, she has a singular focus and american families are at the top of her agenda. and i also want to say thank you to my colleagues who are here today as well and especially to george miller. he highlighted this issue on the select committee on children, youth and families and started the discussion of family economic policies in 1984. and to the men and women who are sharing their stories this morning, we thank you so much for being willing to speak up on how this legislation has affected your lives. and again, can't go without talking about the national partnership and judy and it was president clinton who said -- judy was a national treasure and inzeed she is. so
and senate leaders will gather to unveil a statue of civil rights icon rosa parks. this will be the first statue of a african-american woman to be placed here in the capitol. and i can't think of a more fitting honor for a great american hero who still inspires us all. on tuesday the president laid out his agenda, and it's one i largely disagreed with. admittably i think it lacked any new ideas. hope to the millions of americans still asking the question, where are the jobs? it was largely more of the same. more tax hikes, more stimulus spending. and the president-elected to attack congress but if he's serious about enacting his agenda, i think he must start with a part of this congress that his party controls, the united states senate. what can they get passed in the united states senate? the president wants to impose a national cap and trade energy tax. i would hope that senate democrats would take it up. the president wants more stimulus spending. i would expect the united states senate to take it up. the president wants more tax hikes that destroy jobs, then his democrat allies in the
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